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Raptors need to find another level in Milwaukee

Raptors need to find another level in Milwaukee

As good as the Raps feel about their game today collectively, there is still plenty of room for improvement, starting with that a long-held habit of getting a lead only to take their foot off the gas.

The Bucks emerged as one of the surprises of the National Basketball Association season after catching fire in early March, posting SU wins in 14 of 17 outings.

Other than a strong shooting night from three - 11-23 - and solid performances from both Greg Monroe and Khris Middleton, Milwaukee certainly didn't play its finest game against Toronto.

The Raptors' bench finally showed up and outplayed their Bucks counterparts. He wasn't the rim protector he was in Game 1.

The Bucks must now tweak their game and their emphasis, whether that means putting Giannis Antetokounmpo on the block, trying to create a quicker pace to feed their transition game and finding a better way to defend Serge Ibaka.

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The Bucks are hoping to capitalize on a raucous home-court advantage to pull ahead in the series, but coach Jason Kidd has been urging his young squad to not get too comfortable in front of its home crowd.

In Game 2, the Bucks scored 10 fewer paint points. After allowing 28 points on 13-of-17 shooting in the series opener, the Raptors made him work harder Tuesday, holding him to 9-of-24 shooting. "But we're going to have to take it up to another level to make it a grind-it-out game". At their best they look like they have an extra defender on the court, swarming around anybody who dares to drive into the paint and recovering to challenge shots on the perimeter.

"They were more physical", Antetokounmpo said. "I still have to make the right plays".

Last season, you might remember the Cavaliers losing a couple games on the road against Toronto in the Eastern Conference Finals before finishing them off.

To project a victor would be foolish because this series is a coin toss, the team that best imposes its mental and physical toughness likely to advance. "Those guys came in, we got the looks that we wanted, they just didn't go down for us". Between Tucker, Carroll, and a string of double teams, the Raptors still haven't managed to shut Giannis down, but they definitely slowed down his production this time around.

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After closing the market with the TofoRaptors as an 8-point favorite in both of the games played in Toronto, the books opened with a slight advantage on the Bucks, favoring them by a point. The series can shift in Toronto's favour if Valanciunas plays consistently and efficiently.

The Raptors believe the Bucks set moving screens as part of their routine offensive sets, and coach Dwane Casey is demanding his players respond with their own physical play.

Still, as we head to Milwaukee for Game 3, I think this "woe is me" line of thinking is lazy at best and poisonous at worst. "Hopefully, we can throw the first punch and keep the lead and keep building on it". Teams are going to take away your first option and probably your second option. But unlike Wiggins, the brief career of Parker has been star-crossed, twice felled by knee injuries.

Despite their recent struggles with the Bucks, which includes a 101-94 loss in Milwaukee on March 4, the Raptors have largely dominated in recent meetings between these two clubs, going 14-3 SU and 10-6-1 ATS in their past 17 matchups, and are unbeaten SU and ATS in three straight visits to Milwaukee as betting underdogs.

Parker provides an added layer of athleticism, versatility and explosiveness, but he's of no use because he keeps getting injured, which is a shame.

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The next step for the franchise, as it moves forward, is to attract a free agent, not some average or above-average free agent, but a legitimate difference maker.


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